Compelled by the overwhelming media attention on his affair with actress Julie Gayet, French President Francois Hollande thought that the best he could do was to get a clean break-up with the official First Lady Valerie Trierweiler, but she took "one pill too many" in an action that thwarted the president's plan, new reports suggest.
Trierweiler was admitted to hospital on Jan. 9 after she reportedly suffered a nervous breakdown when the weekly Closer magazine reported about the affair between Hollande and Julie Gayet.
A friend of Trierweiler told France's Le Point magazine that she had to be hospitalised after having taken "one pill too many" on the night Hollande confirmed the affair in a "cold and implacable" manner. She woke up next morning in "deep despair" and felt sick and "terribly alone" and requested to be taken to hospital.
The magazine, however, quashed the theory that the First Lady wanted to commit suicide. One good reason why she was in shock, according to the magazine, was that Hollande had denied his involvement with Miss Gayet for weeks until Closer magazine published the photographs in the magazine.
It was claimed that Hollande had "coldly and ruthlessly" wanted Trierweiller, 48, to sign an agreement announcing their separation but when she had to visit hospital, the plan was thwarted.
Adding to the pain and shock of the first lady, Hollande has not even visited her in hospital. He has only sent "chocolates and flowers", it was reported.
Hollande has hinted that he would leave the official First Lady when he acknowledged "painful moments" in his relationship with Trierweiller in a news conference, and said that the question of who the first lady is will be clarified before his trip to White House scheduled for Feb. 11.